Copyright 1998
Oklahoma Institute for
Child Advocacy, Inc.

420 NW 13th Street,
Suite 101
Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma 73103
Phone: 405-236-KIDS
Fax: 405-236-KIDX
Resources Available: Some Features of Factbook '98: Membership Opportunity:
The Oklahoma Kids Count Factbook '98 is made possible in part by the support of members of the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA). If you are not a member of OICA but find this information useful, we encourage you to become a member today. Send $25 along with your name and contact information to:
420 NW 13th Street, Suite 101
Oklahoma City, OK 73103

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Oklahoma Kids Count Leadership Oklahoma Kids Count Leaders are trained in the areas of legislative and grass roots advocacy, communicating with the media and community organizing. Kids Count Leaders are available for group presentations and individual meetings. A directory of Kids Count Leaders is available.

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Child Watch
A Child Watch Tour takes a group of adults to see first hand the problems that children face. Using site visits, briefers, written materials and experiential activities, Child Watch creates a sense of urgency and a climate for change. This visitation program has been highly effective in strengthening the voice for children in Oklahoma and other states. Oklahoma Kids Count can provide technical assistance and training for conducting a Child Watch Tour in your community.

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National Kids Count Databook
An annual publication which reports on the well-being of children, youth and families in the United States. The book is free and available through: The Annie E. Casey Foundation, 701 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, 1-800-222-1099.

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Talking Points
There are brief statements highlighted on each of the eight state benchmark topic pages. The statements are designed to 1) link the implications of the eight indicators, 2) personalize the information, and 3) facilitate the sharing of the Oklahoma Kids Count data. Created in a sound bite format, the Talking Points are useful for public speaking.

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Child Population
A spreadsheet featuring information on Oklahoma's child population is available in pdf format (89K). This county-by-county age breakdown includes census results from 1980 and 1990 and a 1994 population estimate from the U.S. Bureau of the Census.

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